Gott seems to have had a particular affinity with dogs, and composed various playful groups of dogs and children. Compare the present composition to a terracotta of a Boy with a Greyhound, sold in these rooms, 8 July 2003, lot 175; and further to A Boy with a Ball and a Dog, exhibited in Leeds in 1972 (op. cit. plate 58).
T. Friedman and T. Stevens (eds.), Joseph Gott, 1786-1860, Sculptor, exh. cat. Leeds City Art Gallery and the Walker Art Gallery, Leeds and Liverpool, 1972, pl. 16
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